Several pointed reminders that the events planned for later today in Central London are eagerly anticipated:
“It is in the public and your own interest that you do not involve yourself in any type of criminal or antisocial behaviour. We have a responsibility to deliver a safe protest which protects residents, tourists, commuters, protesters and the wider community. Should you do so we will at the earliest opportunity arrest and place you before the court.” Signed by Simon Pountain, the Met commander ‘in charge’ of policing tomorrows demonstration.
“this evening’s British Evening Standard publicised 8 threats those marching tomorrow: you will be baton rounded, you will be expelled, you will lose your job, you will be restricted from travelling abroad, you will be thrown out of university, you will be sacked, you will be run over by a Jankel, you will be arrested. Kettling is, like, so last year… See you in the streets!”
David Cameron said on Tuesday he would not criticise the police if they felt it was necessary operationally to use rubber bullets on the student demonstrators.
“The city is misty and eerily quiet tonight and a comet has appeared in the west… traditionally an omen of war and insurrection…”
We will be handing out copies of the new edition of The Paper. See you on the streets (and it will be online soonish).